Tissue Paper Inspiration {Blog Hop}

Sunday, April 25, 2010







For this first card I used the tissue paper to make the ruffle flower. I stamped a large area of tissue paper with the Versamark stamp pad itself. Then I embossed the entire area with clear embossing powder. When that cooled, I punched 6 scalloped circles from the embossed tissue paper. Each circle was embossed again with a mixture of clear embossing powder and pink glitter. I love the effect. It reminds me of a little girl's ballet tutu.




For my second card, I started by stamping polka dots onto a piece of pink cardtsock with Versamark ink. Then I heat embossed them with clear embossing powder as well. After that, I wrapped the piece of polka dot cardstock with a piece of tissue paper that had been heat embossed with butterflies from Butterfly Dreams. I only used adhesive on the back side of the piece of cardstock. There isn't any adhesive on the polka dot side of the cardtsock. I love how you can see the polka dots through the tissue and even better through the embossed butterflies.


My final project is my version of Batik. I stamped the tissue paper with polka dot basics and then clear heat embossed the dots. When they cooled, I colored the entire piece of tissue with the Melon Berry copic trio in the ombre style I have been playing around with lately. Because the copics color just about anything, the color does stick to the embossed areas. In order to reveal the polka dot pattern underneath, I placed a scrap piece of paper over the entire embossed area. Using my heat tool and bone folder, I heated up the embossing powder and rubbed over the scrap piece. This allows the reheated embossing powder to stick to the scrap paper and reveal the polka dots underneath.
I then adhered the tissue under some punched butterflies and backed them with white paper. It is a really fun technique!





Thanks for coming by tonight. I can't wait to see what you have created too!


50 comments :

  1. 3 gorgeous projects but my favourite has to be the first - that flower is so pretty! I really love the techniques on the other two - beautiful!

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  2. So pretty Kara! Love what you did with the tissue!

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  3. What beautiful projects!! I like the "batik" card a LOT!

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  4. Really cool projects all Kara. I LOVE the first one. That flower is incredible with all it's layers and crinkles. And the other two are neat with the butterflies "under" the other layers. Nest techniquies, expecially the batik!

    PS. your word verification is still on...

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  5. Word verification is off now! Thanks Dana!
    Kara

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  6. Holy cow, these are great! I never thought of embossing on the tissue paper. Now I have something else I need to try. Thanks for sharing!

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  7. Just beautiful! All your cards are so pretty. Esp. like the blue one with the butterflies.

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  8. Oh, wow, all fabulous, but I too REALLY LOVE your first one -- just so soft & gorgeous!!!

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  9. Oh, brilliant! Thanks for sharing your techniques! Very pretty cards. I especially love the glittery flower. But those clear embossed butterflies are very cool, too! :)

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  10. O.k you really ruled the tissue battle!! Amazing, they are all gorgeous, but my 10 y.o. and I are together in saying that the first one is just "way too cool"!!

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  11. Oh wow. I would have never thought to emboss tissue paper. Thanks for the great ideas!

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  12. Beautiful cards Kara! They are all so lovely and delicate.

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  13. Both cards are so pretty! Great job!

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  14. Pretty, pretty pretty! Love the sparkle!

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  15. Great cards and fun sparkle! Way to rock the tissue paper challenge.

    It's a good life!
    Terri E.

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  16. Looooove the softness of your first cards - so dreamy and beautiful! Your glitter and shimmer are also fabulous!

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  17. All of yoru cards are beautiful, I couldn't begin to pick a favorite. I like all of the techniques you used.

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  18. Beautiful! The background is stunning!

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  19. They're both just beautiful! So soft and lovely!

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  20. So soft and lovely! I agree with Barbra. LOVE all of them.

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  21. Wow Kara, these are all so WONDERFUL! The first too are soft and ethereal, just LOVE that look!!

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  22. Such a cool idea to heat emboss!! love all of your cards-- that first one is so soft and pretty -- well, really, they all are...WOW!

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  23. All of your cards are so pretty!

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  24. All your cards are beautiful. But as my 4 yo would say....I love your first card bestest!

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  25. They are so delicate and pretty. I especially love the soft pinkish butterfly cut-outs.

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  26. Oh my how awesome these are! Just light and sweet and so feminine. Gorgeous use of the butterflies and your heat embossing is SUPERB!

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  27. I love how creative you were in your use of tissue paper and the cards are all the more lovely for your use of it!

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  28. Your cards are so PRETTY!!!
    Happy Hopping!

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  29. Wow!! Your cards are gorgeous!!

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  30. I love all of your cards. You came up with some great ideas!

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  31. Wonderful cards!!! Elegant and beautiful!

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  32. What great techniques! I love the soft look of the embossed butterflies on the tissue paper!

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  33. What great projects! All so pretty! Love those butterflies! :)

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  34. Wow, you really played with tissue! All your cards turned out just fantastic and thanks for showing how you achieved the looks. I will try it!

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  35. You rocked this challenge! Those cards are all so sweet! Love that sparkle flower!

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  36. These are all so beautiful!!! Very neat ideas on how to use the tissue paper!!! Hugs ~~

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  37. Oh how I love the flower on the first card. What a great idea to emboss on the tissue paper!

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  38. knocking my socks off! Love the 2nd technique- wow! TFS :)

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  39. These are so pretty!! great job!

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  40. Such beautiful, delicate cards!

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  41. Your cards are so sweet and delicate. I love them both!

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  42. Wow, Kara, these are stunners! So elegant...and that technique is so new to me! Love these cards! :)

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  43. Lovely cards. Very creative techniques!

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  44. They're both beautiful, but I love that faux batik!

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  45. Both are are just lovely!! Love the sparkle on the flower!

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